Do you want to start a family Rosary group? just follow these four simple steps. It is a fun and meaningful way for your family to pray the Rosary together. Image of two sets of hands together holding a Rosary.
Faith, Family

4 Simple Steps to Start a Family Rosary Group

When you hear the word Rosary, what image comes to your mind? Do you think first of an older lady wearing a veil kneeling in church while praying her Rosary, or do you picture kids sitting on the floor together, squirming around as several families have gathered to pray the Rosary together? The second picture… Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Start a Family Rosary Group

Here are tips to make family dinners happen and enjoyable. Create a special time together to have fun, learn more about each other, and plan together. Image of a family enjoying dinner together.
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10 Tips to Make Family Dinner a Priority

Ah, family dinners. Spilled milk, sounds of, "I don't like that" and "WHAT is THAT?!" come from our kids now and again. At these times I wonder if I want to make family dinner a priority! Yet, I also think of the sounds of, "Wow, Mom, this is great?" and, "Can we have this for… Continue reading 10 Tips to Make Family Dinner a Priority

Do you and your spouse yearn to grow closer as a couple, yet think you'll never be close again? You can grow closer. It is possible and worth the effort! Make time to send together. Image of a silhouette of a couple dancing.
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5 Ways to Grow Closer as a Couple

Do you and your spouse yearn to grow closer as a couple? Do you wonder how to do it, or just think you're past the honeymoon stage and you'll never have a close connection like that ever again? There is good news! You can grow closer as a couple and have a richer marriage. It… Continue reading 5 Ways to Grow Closer as a Couple

Do you know how to create a chore chart? The best chore chart for your family is the one you use! Follow these simple steps to create one for your family. Image of a chore chart titled Blessing our Home Chore Chart form Blessed catholic Mom.
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How to Create a Family Chore Chart

What chore am I on this week? I have heard that question from our kids many times before! Do you wonder how to create a chore chart for your family that will actually work? Have no fear. I will share with you what we have done that has worked well for our family over the… Continue reading How to Create a Family Chore Chart

Parenting is on the job training. We trust that God gave our children to us for a reason. We can learn from each other and help each other grow. Image of a child walking between Mom and Dad, holding their hands.
parenting

Parenting is on the Job Training

Whenever someone asks my husband and me how we manage as parents, my husband tells them, "I kept waiting for the manual to come after each one was born, but it never did." Sometimes it feels like we are on our own as parents. Well, that is not entirely true. We have much advice (whether… Continue reading Parenting is on the Job Training

Celebrating Advent can be quite simple: we can chose to limit the secular focus of Christmas and spend some time spiritually preparing our hearts for Jesus. One way to do this is to set up a nativity scene. Image of a nativity scene. Celebrating Advent title on top and Blessed Catholic Mom logo on bottom.
Faith, Family

Celebrating Advent

"Are you ready for Christmas?" How do you respond when you hear that question? "I am so far behind. I have so many things to do!" Or, "Not yet! We are still in the Advent season. I am still preparing." I think the question boils down to: are we getting ourselves ready for Christmas, or are… Continue reading Celebrating Advent

Here is a simple solution to our family's laundry dilemma: kids can do their own laundry. When we work as a family, we share the work load. Image of a white basket full of laundry. Blessed Catholic Mom logo on image.
At Home, kids

Teaching Kids to Take Care of Their Own Laundry

Do you feel like laundry is one thing that has a life of its own in your home? One minute the dirty laundry basket is almost empty, then you blink and it is overflowing with two and a half loads? When our kids were younger (like last week), they would sometimes put their clean laundry… Continue reading Teaching Kids to Take Care of Their Own Laundry

By paying closer attention to our family members and having a plan to remember the important things, combating mom forgetfulness is a lot easier. Image graphic of title of post, "Combating Mom Forgetfulness in 6 Simple Steps" with questions we ask when we have forgotten something. Blessed Catholic Mom logo on the bottom.
Family

Combating Mom Forgetfulness in 6 Simple Steps

Are you forgetful sometimes? Has one of your kids or your husband said something to you and then five minutes later you don't remember what it was? Maybe sometimes it takes less than five minutes to forget (like it does for me sometimes). I call this challenge combating mom forgetfulness. When this happens to me,… Continue reading Combating Mom Forgetfulness in 6 Simple Steps

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all that you desire to be for your family, for yourself, and for God? Spending time with God can help to combat feeling overwhelmed.
parenting

Simple Ways to Combat Feeling Overwhelmed with Motherhood

I remember one day when I was really feeling overwhelmed as a mother. We had two children at the time. I was sitting on the couch in the living room of our apartment. Our son had fallen asleep as I held him and our daughter had just fallen asleep nursing, so I had one sleeping… Continue reading Simple Ways to Combat Feeling Overwhelmed with Motherhood

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Striving to be a Great Mom

Have you ever felt like an impostor when someone tells you that you are a great mom? I do. Each time someone tells me this I am caught by surprise. Each time, I am faced with a dilemma: Should I smile sincerely and say, "Thank you" or should I say, "No, I am not a great… Continue reading Striving to be a Great Mom